Advertisement

Local News

News > Local News > MADD and the "Real Issue" With Manuel Orrega-Zavala

MADD and the "Real Issue" With Manuel Orrega-Zavala

Mothers Against Drunk Driving says they'll work to see the offender is convicted, but that some people are focusing on the wrong thing.

INDIANAPOLIS--Mothers Against Drunk Driving says people need to focus on the "real issue" in the deaths of Colts line backer Edwin Jackson and Uber driver Jeffrey Monroe, and that's drunk driving.

MADD National President Colleen Sheehey-Church released a video Wednesday, in which she says MADD's condolences are with the families.

"Our deepest condolences and sympathy go out to the family and friends of NFL player Edwin Jackson and his Uber driver, Jeffrey Monroe who were mercilessly killed by an alleged drunk driver on Super Bowl Sunday," said Sheehey-Church.

"There are a lot of other issues people are trying to tie into this tragedy. But the country needs to focus in on the real issue, drunk driving. It’s destructive. It’s preventable. And it needs to stop," she said.

The issue of immigration has been talked about since Manuel Orrega-Zavala's arrest and federal charges that he entered the country illegally a third time before the wreck that killed the two men. Zavala also had a previous drunk driving arrest.

He's now charged with two counts of driving drunk and causing death.

"In light of this tragedy, I urge you to designate a non-drinking driver if your plans include alcohol. And know that MADD will work hard to ensure that the alleged offender is held accountable to the fullest extent of the law," said Sheehey-Church, in the video.

PHOTO: RTV6

INDIANAPOLIS -- After more than three decades on the air, Indianapolis Colts radio announcer Bob Lamey is retiring...
INDIANAPOLIS -- A man who was shot at the Moneybagg Yo concert in Indianapolis early Saturday morning has died...